Real gold?

Cristian-Marius

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Hello All,
It is my first time I've tried gold panning with the panning set from XP.
I have found this tiny pieces (0.5-1mm) and took them home.
Is it gold or pyrite? Your feedback is much appreciated.
Thanks.
 

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arizau

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Hello All,
It is my first time I've tried gold panning with the panning set from XP.
I have found this tiny pieces (0.5-1mm) and took them home.
Is it gold or pyrite? Your feedback is much appreciated.
Thanks.
Check them in full and shaded light. Gold retains its color in shade everything else goes dark.

Good luck.

PS They look like gold.
 
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Cristian-Marius

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I’d say you got yourself some gold!
Thank you for reply.
It is my first time panning. I have processed something like a bucket of material from river bed.
I look forward to go once again in same area.
 

Ohiogoldfever

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Hello All,
It is my first time I've tried gold panning with the panning set from XP.
I have found this tiny pieces (0.5-1mm) and took them home.
Is it gold or pyrite? Your feedback is much appreciated.
Thanks.

Im a bit jealous to be honest. First time out and the guys pulling chunkys. Good work.
 

Tpmetal

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another option is to smash one with a hammer. will flatten if gold, will turn to dust if pyrite
 

bfloyd4445

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Hello All,
It is my first time I've tried gold panning with the panning set from XP.
I have found this tiny pieces (0.5-1mm) and took them home.
Is it gold or pyrite? Your feedback is much appreciated.
Thanks.
Looks like placer gold o me and i have been finding it for55 years inCalifornia mother load country
 

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Chilli

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another option is to smash one with a hammer. will flatten if gold, will turn to dust if pyrite
My go to method 👍
I also used it when I was selling gold and the good buyers were not buying but I needed money. The others called everything "scrap" so scrap they got! 😉
 

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